Desert Gear: The North Face Women’s Wreck GTX

Everything you need to plan the perfect Grand Canyon summer escape

Sep 1, 2013
Outside Magazine

   Photo: Courtesy The North Face

This women’s trail shoe carried out exactly the mission that a hybrid should: it provided stability and cushioning, making it comfortable for the ten-mile hike down and back, while removing the hot-and-heavy factor of a full hiking boot—especially nice when the mercury topped 100. It also lent adequate traction over smooth rock and up hills while maintaining an agile feel, and ran just high enough to keep dirt and rocks out. $140